Penang flash floods due to uncontrolled expansion in the state


Rainy days: Dark clouds covering part of KLCC during a morning downpour in Kuala Lumpur. Flood mitigation plans would be inadequate if development is out of control, says Junaidi. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The recent flash floods in Penang are a result of uncontrollable development in the state, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

The Natural Resources and Envi­ronment Minister said that rapid development, especially along river banks, caused problems to the drainage system, which should have been looked into by the state government and local council.

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